New Zealand has, for a long time been inquisitive about Electronic Cigarettes and is one of the few countries in the world which has investigated deeply the health benefits rather than producing biased and inaccurate reports and banning them. They have spent time studying not only the ingredients involved in the operation of an e-cig but have also probed deeply into what health benefits can be gained from their use.
In a release on their website (http://www.healthnz.co.nz/cancerrisk.htm) they report that “Using e-cigarettes INSTEAD of smoking tobacco cigarettes is bound to reduce the risks of lung cancer, because the cancer-causing gases such as 1,3 butadiene found in the smoke of all cigarette brands, are no longer inhaled.”
“Switching to E-Cigarettes with nicotine continued, can be expected to reduce lung cancer risk the same as altogether quitting cigarettes without e-cigarettes.”
“Health New Zealand have been at the forefront of an unbiased electronic cigarette investigation for a long time and to finally feel comfortable enough to put this information into the public domain can only help cement the benefits of e-cigarettes in today’s society. “Health New Zealand is fronted by Dr Murray Laugesen who is New Zealand’s most experienced researcher on smoking policy and cigarettes. He founded Health New Zealand Ltd as his research and consultancy company in 1995, after 18 years as principal medical officer in the Department, (now Ministry) of Health, and Public Health Commission.”
It is the New Year and the majority of resolutions are to quit smoking. For those people who put out their last tobacco cigarette on New Years are most likely withdrawing. Some have already started smoking again and will try to quit again next year. Why not try an Electronic Cigarette in-place of a tobacco cigarette? It will help with the Nicotine cravings, oral fixation and with most brands taste better than a cigarette.
If you are looking to quit smoking an Electronic Cigarette might just be what you are looking for.
Electronic Cigarettes produce a water vapor that carries Nicotine minus 1,400 other chemicals compared to traditional cigarettes. Over the last few years there has been many cases of smokers kicking the habit using electronic cigarettes. An Electronic Cigarette gives you the oral sensation and with the vapor produced it simulates smoking. The best proven method for using an electronic cigarette to quit smoking is to start out with your cartridges that have nicotine and then switch to the non nicotine cartridges.
Due to the FDA trying to categorize electronic cigarettes so that they can regulate it, many Electronic Cigarette companies will not promote that their electronic cigarette can be used to quit smoking. However if you ask anyone who has used an electronic cigarette to quit smoking they will probably tell you that it is the most effective way to quit.
The basic concept of an Electronic Cigarette is a miniature smoke machine, except that the smoke produced you directly inhale and can possibly carry specific amounts of nicotine in the smoke.
Electronic Cigarettes are Made Up of 3 Components;
1. Rechargeable Battery
Most electronic cigarettes use a lithium rechargeable battery with a LED indicator on the tip that lights up when the cigarette is inhaled. They are also built with a micro processor chip. This tells the battery when the cigarette is being inhaled and to turn on.
The Atomizer is a miniature heating element that screws into the bottom of the battery. When battery turns on it heats up the atomizer to a low temperature which in turn vaporizes the water nicotine solution and creates the smoke.
The cartridge holds the water nicotine solution and is inserted onto the atomizer.With most brands of Electronic cigarettes, on average 1 cartridge equals 20 traditional cigarettes.
With all 3 components together you just puff on the end of the cartridge and it will produce a water vapor that you can inhale carrying nicotine in the water vapor so you can satisfy your nicotine cravings.
Currently on the market there are many options when choosing an Electronic Cigarette. This data comes from personal experience, surveys from others, and current reviews.
There are few basic Electronic Cigarettes types.
The Pen Style
This is one of the first types electronic cigarettes on the Market. I have found that it works well, but is very heavy and large. It also doesn’t look like a cigarette and more like a Pen, hence “Pen Style”. I found this type not to perform any better than the other types as well.
Mini Electronic Cigarette
This is your typical model sold on the market today. It is similar in size to traditionalcigarettes and I found that this type depending on which brand will perform the best in regards to amount of vapor production and battery life.
Super Mini Electronic Cigarette
Just like the Mini Electronic Cigarette, but smaller. This type does work well and is cool because it so small, but I have found that the battery and cartridges don’t last very long. In comparison to the Mini Electronic Cigarettes, the battery life and cartridges last about half the time.
If you are like me who used to smoke 20 cigarettes a day and are looking for a healthier alternative, I would recommend the a Mini Electronic Cigarette type. Compared to the rest you will get the most satisfaction out of this type, the Pen Style might be large and heavy in the mouth and the Super Mini Electronic Cigarette might make you frustrated on how many times you have to charge the battery or change out the cartridge.
I have used many brands of Electronic Cigarettes my recommendation for first time Electronic Cigarette users and old timers is a brand Lucky Slicks . I have their Slick Retro Model and has been the most reliable one that I have come across, plus their price is low and the flavors are good.
I have been using Electronic Cigarettes or vaping for sometime now and have found many benefits. I have saved a lot money, on average I was spending around $5-$6 dollars a day and now with the replacement cartridges for my electronic cigarette I only spend $1.50 a day. I no longer have to hear my wife complain to me about how I smell or worry about cleaning up all my cigarette butts. The greatest benefit that I have found is that I feel healthier and don’t wake up in the morning hacking a lung out of my mouth. I know that there is a lot of news on whether Electronic Cigarettes are healthier or not, but from my experience I have found them to much healthier.